Arise: Contend for the Faith - vs. cults, 'world religions,' winds of doctrines, heresies, blasphemies, Satanic lies....
False Witnesses - The Watchtower Society, the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses," the JWs
"Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with His people, and HE will plead with Israel." Micah 6:1-2
. False Witnesses
Once upon a time, "The Watchtower Society," aka the JWs, the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses" was widely recognized for what it was and is, a damnable lie, a sham, an imitation of christianity devised by Satan to overthrow the faith of some poor ignorant people and thus rob them of eternal life in the eternal Kingdom of God; but now in today's brave new world, i.e., in the corrupted blinded USA of Today, The Watchtower Society is widely accepted as being a christian denomination!
Thanks to hireling ministers, incompetent ministers, Satan's "christian" mole ministers, aka wolves in sheep's clothing, and Bible teachers and Theologians who are unworthy and unfit to minister, many professing christians of today are ignorant of basic Christian truths and doctrines, and do not understand that Christianity is mutually exclusive from all religions, philosophies, and psuedo-sciences master-minded by Satan; Christianity is eternally opposed to all works of Satan, as Satan is violently unquenchably at war with God, His Christ, and all of Christ's followers!
If any person chooses to subscribe to the beliefs and doctrines of "The Watchtower Society," they may, even as they may choose to embrace Satanism if they wish, they are both from the same source, i.e., from Satan. According to Jesus Christ and God's Word, the Holy Bible, Satan came only to steal, to murder, and to destroy, and is intractably at war with God, with God's Christ, with the Holy Ghost, and with God's people....
. If you have a heart for truth, and desire to know and worship the true God, seek him in His Holy Word, the Holy Bible, and you will find Him.
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?"
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
"And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
I Corinthians 3:11
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
"Fear not, I am the first and the last; I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death."
"I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
. The JWs - a wee bit like the Jews
Perhaps you could pronounce "JWs" Jews, there is a little similarity. Even though, as Jesus Christ said, "Salvation is of the Jews," Jews who confess and embrace Jesus Christ as the Lord's Christ, the Messiah, are cast out of Jewry and for all intents and purposes cease to be Jews, so too any members of the JWs who recognize, confess, and embrace Jesus Christ as the Lord's Christ, the Messiah, God the Son, are cast out of the JWs and absolutely cease to be JWs. So to with the Mormons, any Mormon who converts to christianity, is charged with having committed "the unforgivable sin," and is cast out, including typically being immediately divorced if they have a non-converted spouse (indeed the Mormon "church" will see to it, wreaking swift "justice").
Only a very small minority of Jews recognize Jesus as being the Messiah, the Christ; if any Jew does recognize, confess, and embrace Jesus Christ as their saviour and Lord they are ostracized, rejected, and cast out of Jewish community, and typically their immediate Jewish family members regard them as being "dead." What strong irony, that those who have received the gift of eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ are identified as being "dead"; and indeed, they are dead to sin and the wages of sin, eternal death!
. The Publishing War - the JWs vs. true Christianity!
In case you have been sleeping for a few decades: the JWs, by concentrating and focusing their resources on using the technologies the world has afforded, have unimaginably succeeded in out-publishing all of christendom combined! The JW's have employed subtlety directly from the master of subtlety, the mastermind of "The Watchtower Society," Satan. "The Watchtower Society" is nothing if not aggressive, and it has aggressively invested largely from its large resources to craft and publish its lies in order to extend its sphere of influence and thus to greatly increase its numerical growth in adherents. The print publication mega-machine of "The Watchtower Society" has created and disseminated a veritable chain-tsunami of damnable lies over the past decades that regrettably has drowned multitudes of people whom Jesus Christ came, sacrificed, suffered, died and rose again to save. The JW's publication machine shows no sign of slowing much less ceasing to work its Satanic wiles, rather it enjoys a stronger base than before from which to inundate multitudes with its carefully crafted lies, and thus to further expand....
. CBM's editor's brief comments regarding the Quran/Koran, Muhammad/Mohammed...and also concerning responding to JESUS CHRIST to receive salvation.
Islam or Al-Islam, is a cult with many similarities to Mormonism or the so-called 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,' though Islam is referred to by intelligentsia as one of the Great World Religions, along with such false religions as Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism....
Islam and Mormonism pay lip service to Christianity, and feign respect for and agreement with foundational tenets of Christianity, while in fact substantively contradicting Christianity at virtually every turn. Both Islam and Mormonism plagiarize the Holy Bible. Why, simply this, they, Islam and Mormonism and all other cults and false religions the world over, have a father in common, and their father is Satan the father of lies who came only to steal, and murder, and destroy. Satan is hellbent on destroying all that is of God, but his first and foremost attack is against the authority of God's Word, the Bible, and against God's Son Jesus Christ, the only saviour, the only mediator between God and man. Still, Satan is capable of great subtlety, and recognizes people's respect for the Holy Bible, so while he has crafted religions which dismiss the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father, he has also crafted religions which pay 'respect' to the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father by plagiarizing the Holy Bible, stating that Jesus was a good man, a great teacher, a prophet, stating that their (false) religion is the one that truly worships the one true God. Thus Satan comes from many angles at his objective of supplanting the Holy Bible, God the Father, and Jesus Christ the Son, the Saviour.
Over the years I have known of a number of people who are Mormons or Muslims, many of them as far as I can tell are fine people, fine sinners, people who Jesus Christ came and suffered and died to save, people who Satan has conspired to deceive and destroy for all eternity, by causing them to sin against themselves, sin against God, die in their sins, and suffer eternal damnation.
Satan is a liar; all lies have their origin in the father of lies, Satan. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Mohammed/Muhammad were false prophets, liars, they served their master Satan in conspiring to deceive people into rejecting Jesus Christ the Messiah the Saviour, the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved, and into following their lead, in worshipping the ultimate false god, the master of demons, Satan.
Mormonism and Islam are religions of fear...not godly fear.
The god of Islam is in fact Satan, and Satan uses people to accomplish his end which is to inflict as much damage as he can upon the Kingdom of God.
. The truth is:
No human race has a corner on the market on righteousness, goodness, godliness; no. All have sinned and fallen short of the kingdom of God. All are under sin, and lost, and damned, absent a saviour.
God is the God of the Jews and the God of the Christians.
The Holy Bible is God's Holy Word, the Holy scriptures, given for all peoples.
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, Yeshua, Y'shua, there is no other name given on earth by which we may be saved.
Jesus came from heaven, sacrificed, laid down his life a perfect sinless atonement for sin, so that whosoever of any nation or race of people on earth would choose to believe on him as Saviour, and receive him as their Saviour would be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life.
Jesus the Christ is the only Saviour there is for any and for all people, whether they be Jew or Gentile, white, black, brown, red, yellow...semitic, caucasian, european, scandinavian, negroid/african, arabic, oriental/asian, hispanic/latino....
The Hebrew faith, and the Christian faith (completed Hebrew faith) were fashioned and breathed by God.
All other 'faiths' & religions are lies, are shams, are pagan, heathen, infidel, and are Satanic to the core (infinitely, and damnably worse than merely inferior, lacking, or deficient).
Is this to say that most professing Jews and Christians are saved and destined to enjoy eternal life with God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and the heavenly host in the eternal Kingdom of God? No, sadly, regrettably no.
. A Few Key Defining Characteristics or Hallmarks of Cults
They attempt to diminish GOD - they misrepresent GOD as being grossly inferior to the Almighty GOD He truly is.
They attempt to diminish Jesus Christ - they portray Him as being less than divine, as being only a man, e.g., only a 'good man,' perhaps a prophet, a great teacher, but God? Never!
They attempt to diminish the Holy Ghost - they represent the Holy Ghost as being less than divine, and even less than human, i.e., subhuman!
They attempt to corrupt, subvert, and pervert, the Word of God - they do this via 'translation,' plagiarism, and substitution. An example of the cults' 'translations' is the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation; an example of the cults' plagiarism is the Koran/Quran; examples of the cults' substitution are the J.W.'s (the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses") voluminous Watchtower publications, the Mormon's Book of Mormon, and the Doctrines & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.
They deny Hell and deny the Lake of Fire & Brimstone. In the place of coming judgment followed by eternal suffering, they substitute a very finite suffering of death, annihilation, extermination, followed by absence of suffering.
They typically teach that the one unforgivable sin is to leave their ranks, with the most extremely damnable demonstration of such 'unfaithfulness' being to repent and turn to Jesus the Christ for salvation (to become His converts, His disciples, His followers)!!!!
& They attempt to control you (and your family) and your life (and thus, your eternal destiny)!
. The spiritual reality is that the Watchtower Society is a Satanically masterminded sham religion, fashioned to imitate, plagiarize, supplant, overcome, and destroy Christianity (or completed Jewry); it is a picture worth a million words, that displays Satan's mortal and immortal combat with Christianity. The Watchtower Society, its so-called 'prophets' Charles Taze Russell & 'Judge' Rutherford, and their god Satan, are at war with Christianity, at war with the Christ, the Messiah, Jesus, Yeshua, at war with the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, and thus at war with God the Father, Jehovah, God Almighty.
But if you have read God's Word, the Holy Bible, you know that all false religions, and their adherents, and their false god, Satan, will be overthrown and eternally condemned.
ALL of the early church was Jewish by lineage, all of it, even as the Lord to the glory of God the Father, Jesus Christ was; how strange it is that Jews now comprise such a tiny portion of christianity or christendom, and what a pity it is.
The majority of Jews who recognize, confess, worship, and embrace Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord typically are mainstream christians who do not retain any particular Jewish identity, and as such are essentially indistinguishable from other mainstream christians. Others are members of the small but fruitful Jews for Jesus organization whose members worship in mainstream christian churches, but who as evangelist/witnesses to non-believing Jews do maintain a Jewish identity. Others are of one of the Messianic Jewish congregations which maintain (and all to often glory in) a Jewish traditional identity (ironically Messianic Jews are not necessarily of Jewish lineage).
* Messianic Jewry is a christian sect comprised of people most of whom share Jewish lineage, or whose spouses share Jewish lineage, which is for all intents and purposes a christian denomination, but which maintains a particularly Jewish identity separate from christian denominations. Messianic Jews, whether they share Jewish lineage or not, pay great attention to Jewish traditions; it is my observation that many Messianic Jews who make the greatest show of glorying in Jewish traditions are those without Jewish lineage.
Any "Messianic Jews" of Jewish lineage who are true converts to faith in Jesus Christ are "perfected Jews."
* The Jews for Jesus (unlike Messianic Jews), are exclusively people of Jewish heritage who worship in mainstream christian denominations rather than maintaining a separate denominational identity. Nonetheless, they belong to an evangelistic organization which is comprised only of Jewish converts to christianity (thus they are "perfected Jews"), which focuses on evangelizing Jews, i.e., winning Jews to eternal life through Jesus Christ, the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved.
All "Jews for Jesus" who are true converts to faith in Jesus Christ are "perfected Jews."
. Return to Arise: Contend for the Faith
- or, go to subchapters of Arise: Contend for the Faith -
Subchapter addressing why we should choose Jesus Christ & God the Father, instead of competing gods of cults and so-called "great world religions":
Subchapter addressing holiness, what is legitimately Holy:
Holy! Holy? Holy, you say? What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy?
Subchapters addressing so-called "great world religions," i.e., false religions:
Islam - The Quran Is Not The Word of God
Don't be conned by Confucianism, Buddhism....
Subchapters addressing major Cults made in the USA:
The Mormons are not Morons, but they are definitely not christians either - the so-called "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
False Witnesses - The Watchtower Society, aka the "Jehovah's Witnesses"
Subchapter addressing cultic christian churches, which are not cults but share one cult-defining characteristic:
Cultic christian churches
. The times which lay ahead are very evil times indeed, but they are numbered, and after Satan has inflicted a reign of several unprecedentedly murderous years of global occupation and destruction, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will return in glory as righteous judge to execute judgment and justice on all those who have resisted, refused, and rejected the Love of God, Jesus the Christ.
Eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, requires more than mental assent or belief that Jesus Christ is God the Son ('Billy Grahamic' or modernistic American christian evangelism notwithstanding). Eternal relationship with God requires obedience to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son (John 12,13,14,15...).
The Holy Bible, the Scriptures, the Gospels According to St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, & St. John
The Bible - Dead or Alive
What is Truth?
Arise: Contend for the Faith - theme
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